Updates On TNA's TV Deals - Concern Over Spike TV's Potential Interest in WWE?
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.08.2014
Including Spike TV...
Dixie Carter revealed on Twitter that TNA has come to an agreement with Challenge TV in Great Britain for a new multi-year deal that will "keep all of our programming free in the UK and Ireland."
TNA's next big deal to get finished is with Spike TV in the US. The deal will expire in October 2014 so negotiations will begin sometime in the first quarter of the year.
Some within the company are worried about the idea of WWE moving to Spike and other Viacom networks if they can't get a better deal with Comcast, so TNA likely has a time limit in order to get a new deal completed. The other concern is that when the last deal was signed, the goal was for TNA to get a weekly audience of two million viewers. That didn't happen as TNA's total audience is down compared to when they signed their last deal.